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1960 Olympic Games Roma, Italy - Women's Long Jump

 

 

Host City: Roma, Italy Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 5.80 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 31, 1960
Date Finished: August 31, 1960
(Competitors: 30; Countries: 19; Finalists: 19)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Overview by IAAF  1960_olympico_stadio1.jpg
Claus was favoured after twice breaking the world record at the German Olympic trials. Mary Bignal (GBR) led the qualifiers with 6.33, but fouled twice in the final before producing a safe but short 6.01 for ninth place. After three rounds Claus (6.18) and reigning champion Krzesińska (6.17) were led by Krepkina, co-holder of the 100m world record, with 6.22. The compact (1.59/58Kg) Ukrainian cemented the gold medal with her fourth round jump of 6.37. Krzesińska jumped 6.25 and then 6.27 to win the silver. The winner was competing in her third Olympics – she was a member of the USSR 4x100 team which finished fourth in 1952-56-60. Her winning jump was the second best of all-time.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
In August East German Hildrun Claus twice broke the world record at the German Olympic Trials and was favored. Elżbieta Krzesińska was also back to defend her title. But the gold medal went to Vera Krepkina, better known as a sprinter, and the co-holder of the 100 metre world record. She had placed second in the 100 at the 1958 European Championships, but had no major podium finishes in the long jump. Claus led the final in round one with 6.21 (20-4½), before Krepkina took over with 6.22 (20-5) in the third round. In round four Krepkina delivered the gold medal mark with 6.37 (20-10¾), while Krzesińska moved into second with 6.25 (20-6¼). She would improve that in round six with 6.27 (20-7) to cement the silver medal, Claus holding on for the bronze but never improving her opening jump.
 
 
Results
Long Jump Women Final 31 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 6.37 Vira Kalashnykova-Krepkina Soviet Union URS 27 OR
2 6.27 Elżbieta Krzesińska-Duńska Poland POL 25
3 6.21 Hildrun Laufer-Claus Germany GER 21
4 6.19 Renate Junker Germany GER 22
5 6.16 Liudmyla Radchenko Soviet Union URS 27
6 6.11 Helga Hoffmann Germany GER 22
7 6.11 Joke Bijleveld Netherlands NED 19
8 6.01 Valentina Shaprunova Soviet Union URS 23
9 6.01 Mary Bignal-Rand Great Britain GBR 20
10 5.98 Beverly Weigel New Zealand NZL 20
11 5.98 Maria Piątkowska-Chojnacka-Ilwicka Poland POL 29
12 5.98 Fumiko Ito Japan JPN 20
13 5.86 Maria Kusion-Bibro Poland POL 24
14 5.85 Madeleine Thétu France FRA 22
15 5.82 Norma Croker-Fleming Australia AUS 25
16 5.77 Willye White United States USA 20
17 5.62 Helen Frith Australia AUS 21
18 5.57 Brita Johansson Finland FIN 18
19 5.57 Christina Persighetti Great Britain GBR 24
Long Jump Women Qualifying Round 31 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 6.33 Q Mary Bignal-Rand Great Britain GBR 20
2 6.21 Q Hildrun Laufer-Claus Germany GER 21
3 6.14 Q Vira Kalashnykova-Krepkina Soviet Union URS 27
4 6.13 Q Elżbieta Krzesińska-Duńska Poland POL 25
5 6.12 Q Beverly Weigel New Zealand NZL 20
6 6.07 Q Willye White United States USA 20
7 6.00 Q Renate Junker Germany GER 22
8 5.98 Q Helen Frith Australia AUS 21
9 5.96 Q Madeleine Thétu France FRA 22
10 5.95 Q Maria Piątkowska-Chojnacka-Ilwicka Poland POL 29
11 5.92 Q Maria Kusion-Bibro Poland POL 24
12 5.90 Q Helga Hoffmann Germany GER 22
13 5.90 Q Joke Bijleveld Netherlands NED 19
14 5.88 Q Fumiko Ito Japan JPN 20
15 5.84 Q Brita Johansson Finland FIN 18
16 5.83 Q Liudmyla Radchenko Soviet Union URS 27
17 5.82 Q Christina Persighetti Great Britain GBR 24
18T 5.80 Q Norma Croker-Fleming Australia AUS 25
18T 5.80 Q Valentina Shaprunova Soviet Union URS 23
20 5.78 Akiko Fukuda Japan JPN 22
21 5.65 Piera Tizzoni Italy ITA 20
22 5.64 Vlasta Přikrylová Czechoslovakia TCH 17
23 5.60 Sylvia Mitchell Australia AUS 22
24 5.59 Visitación Badana Philippines PHI 23
25 5.51 Lin Chau-Tai Chinese Taipei TPE 22
26 5.45 Yasuko Kimura Japan JPN 22
27 5.22 Sally McCallum Canada CAN 20
28 5.08 Ilana Karaszyk Israel ISR 22
29 4.97 Aycan Önel Turkey TUR 27
AC NM Annie Smith United States USA 21

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Results

Top 12 jumpers and all ties plus all jumpers reaching 5.80 metres advanced to the finals. All distances are listed in metres.

Qualifying

RankNameNationalityMark123Notes
1 Mary Bignal Great Britain 6.33 foul 6.33 pass  
2 Hildrun Claus Germany 6.21 6.21 pass pass  
3 Vera Kolashnikova Soviet Union 6.14 6.14 pass pass  
4 Elżbieta Krzesińska Poland 6.13 6.13 pass pass  
5 Beverly Weigel New Zealand 6.12 foul 6.12 pass  
6 Willye White United States 6.07 6.07 pass pass  
7 Renate Junker Germany 6.00 6.00 pass pass  
8 Helen Frith Australia 5.98 5.98 pass pass  
9 Madeleine Thétu France 5.96 5.74 5.96 foul  
10 Maria Piątkowska Poland 5.95 5.95 pass pass  
11 Maria Kusion Poland 5.92 5.92 foul foul  
12 Helga Hoffmann Germany 5.90 5.62 foul 5.90  
13 Joke Bijleveld Netherlands 5.90 5.90 pass pass  
14 Fumiko Ito Japan 5.88 5.71 5.88 foul  
15 Brita Johansson Finland 5.84 5.65 5.84 foul  
16 Lyudmila Radchenko Soviet Union 5.83 5.70 5.83 pass  
17 Christina Persighetti Great Britain 5.82 5.82 pass pass  
18T Norma Croker Australia 5.80 5.80 pass pass  
18T Valentina Shaprunova Soviet Union 5.80 5.80 pass pass  
20 Akiko Fukuda Japan 5.78 5.78 foul foul  
21 Piera Tizzoni Italy 5.65 5.63 foul 5.65  
22 Vlasta Přikrylová Czechoslovakia 5.64 5.64 5.57 foul  
23 Sylvia Mitchell Australia 5.60 5.47 5.20 5.60  
24 Visitación Badana Philippines 5.59 5.38 5.59 foul  
25 Lin Chau-Tai Republic of China 5.51 5.51 4.54 5.10  
26 Yasuko Kimura Japan 5.45 foul foul 5.45  
27 Sally McCallum Canada 5.22 4.97 foul 5.22  
28 Ilana Karaszyk Israel 5.08 4.78 4.92 5.08  
29 Aycan Önel Turkey 4.97 4.97 4.92 4.84  
- Annie Smith United States - foul foul foul NM

Final

RankNameNationalityMark123456Notes
1st Vera Kolashnikova Soviet Union 6.37 6.17 6.01 6.22 6.37 OR 6.17 foul OR
2nd Elżbieta Krzesińska Poland 6.27 foul 6.17 foul 6.25 foul 6.27  
3rd Hildrun Claus Germany 6.21 6.21 6.18 foul foul 6.13 6.11  
4 Renate Junker Germany 6.19 6.17 5.94 6.05 6.19 6.11 6.10  
5 Lyudmila Radchenko Soviet Union 6.16 5.99 6.00 6.16 5.83 5.91 5.90  
6 Helga Hoffmann Germany 6.11 6.02 5.88 6.11 foul foul 6.09  
7 Joke Bijleveld Netherlands 6.11 6.11 foul foul
8 Valentina Shaprunova Soviet Union 6.01 6.01 5.95 5.77
9 Mary Bignal Great Britain 6.01 foul foul 6.01
10 Beverly Weigel New Zealand 5.98 5.98 5.81 5.91
11 Maria Piątkowska Poland 5.98 5.98 5.67 5.86
12 Fumiko Ito Japan 5.98 5.82 5.98 5.74
13 Maria Kusion Poland 5.86 5.86 5.50 foul
14 Madeleine Thétu France 5.85 5.73 5.85 5.83
15 Norma Croker Australia 5.82 5.82 5.64 5.75
16 Willye White United States 5.77 5.77 foul 5.28
17 Helen Frith Australia 5.62 foul 5.62 5.61
18 Brita Johansson Finland 5.57 5.57 5.56 5.52
19 Christina Persighetti Great Britain 5.57 5.46 5.42 5.57

Key: OR = Olympic record; NM = no mark

 
 
 

 

 

 

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